85 nonprofit specialty Montana license plates revoked

MISSOULA — The Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association — along with numerous other non-profit organizations around the state — received word from Montana’s Motor Vehicle Division in September of 2019 that their specialty license plates were in danger of being revoked.

Nonprofits were given until Dec. 31, 2019 to have 400 of their plates on vehicles to continue offering them in the future. A total of 85 organizations ended up losing this form of revenue.

Glacier Ice Rink Executive Director Laura Henning says this adds up to an annual loss of $5,000-to-$6,000 for the Missoula Area Youth Hockey Association. She interpreted the letter as saying the nonprofit had a full year to achieve selling the 400 plate minimum.